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Michele Bachmann: Obama Making "The Final Leap To Socialism"

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In an interview with conservative host Bill Bennett Thursday, Minnesota Republican Rep. Michelle Bachmann warned that President Obama is taking the country down a dark path -- but there's still time to save ourselves.

"If you look at FDR, LBJ, and Barack Obama, this is really the final leap to socialism," she said. "But we all know that we could turn this around and we can turn this around fairly quickly. We're still a free country."

"And as the Democrats are about to institutionalize cartels -- that's what they're very good at -- they're trying to consolidate power," she continued, "so we need to do everything we can to thwart them at every turn to make sure that they aren't able to, for all time, secure a power base that for all time can never be defeated."

Audio, from Think Progress:

Bachmann isn't the only GOP congressperson who thinks Obama is dragging the country into socialism (although she may be the only one to link the effort to an endless Democratic Party conspiracy). Of Obama's health care plan, Rep. Zach Wamp of Tennessee said Thursday on MSNBC: "It's probably the next major step towards socialism. I hate to sound so harsh, but.... this literally is a fast march towards socialism, where the government is bigger than the private sector in our country and health care's the next major step, so we oughta all be worried about it."